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Making book on a sure thing

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Desperate circumstances lead to fantasies of desperate solutions. Chuck Schumer looks at the numbers and finds it hard to imagine a way to block the president’s nominee, whoever he or she might be. Even if one or two Republican senators — here’s looking at you, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski — go rogue and vote against the president’s choice, several Democrats at risk of losing their seats will “adjust” their convictions and tweak their principles, and vote to confirm. Or maybe the president can be persuaded to appoint a Democratic swinger to replace Justice Kennedy. Good will, and all that. I put the odds on that at 100 to 1.